Col de la Croix de Fer - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Col de la Croix de Fer
Col de la Croix de Fer is a high mountain pass in the French Alps linking Le Bourg-d'Oisans and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. The pass has featured in the Tour de France nineteen times since it was first passed in the 1947 tour when the race was led over the summit by Fermo Camellini. One of the beautiful locations in the area and also a nice picnic spot too.
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Col du Glandon
2.57km from Col de la Croix de Fer
Col du Glandon is one of the beautiful Alpine mountain passes, which most people are very familiar with. It sits on the road connecting Le Bourg-d’Oisans and La Chambre, both often used as bases by cyclists visiting the Alps. It was a place which is flourished with natural beauty and is also a nice trekking destination too. The pass is normally closed from the beginning of November to mid May.
18.38km from Col de la Croix de Fer
Alpe d'Huez is one of Europe's premier skiing venues, having gained popularity when it hosted the bobsled events of the 1968 Winter Olympics. With 249 km of piste and 84 ski lifts, the resort is now one of the world's largest. Extensive snowmaking facilities helped combat the ski area's largely south-facing orientation and helped Alpe d'Huez appeal to beginner skiers, with very easy slopes. There are also good intermediate-grade slopes, but the resort is mostly known for freeskiing.
Les Deux Alpes
24.14km from Col de la Croix de Fer
Les Deux Alpes is a ski resort in the French department of Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The village sits at 1,650 m and lifts run to 3,600 m. It has the largest skiable glacier in Europe and is France's second oldest ski resort behind Chamonix, where the largest mountain in western Europe is located, Mont Blanc. It has the longest, normally open full on-piste vertical available in the world. It is a 71 km drive southeast of Grenoble.
Col du Galibier
24.22km from Col de la Croix de Fer
The Col du Galibier is a mountain pass in the southern region of the French Dauphiné Alps near Grenoble. It is the eighth-highest paved road in the Alps, and recurrently the highest point of the Tour de France. It connects Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne and Briançon via the col du Télégraphe and the Col du Lautaret. The pass is closed during the winter. It is located between the massif d'Arvan-Villards and the massif des Ceres, taking its name from the secondary chain of mountains known as the Galib
Col de la Madeleine
26.69km from Col de la Croix de Fer
Col de la Madeleine is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Savoie in France. Madeleine is one of only two roads that crosses the Vanoise Alps. Until the 18th century, it was known as Col de la Colombe. Itconnects La Chambre in Maurienne with La Léchère in Tarentaise. The pass is closed from November to the beginning of June. It has been described as "beautiful, but heartbreaking".
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The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes administrative region covers an area of 69 711 km2 in the centre and east of the south of France. It is a collection of regions of diverse topographies, climates, natural resources, cultures, folklore, architecture, and languages.